Outa abandons e-toll fight

The organisation has given up its bid to stop the controversial toll project.

Outa's Wayne Duvenhage. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has abandoned its legal battle to stop e-tolling.

In a statement Outa says its board met earlier this week to discuss whether to appeal the Supreme Court judgement.

The board received input from constituent members, legal representatives, and other organisations in order to make a decision on how to achieve the best long-term outcome in the challenge against e-tolling.

Outa says it will now campaign against e-tolling as a civil society group and assist those who want to challenge the legality of the multibillion rand system.

Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed Outa's bid to stop e-tolling, saying it was too late to do so.

E-tolling is due to be launched before the end of the year.